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Title: Solare Cell Roof Tile And Method Of Forming Same

Abstract

A solar cell roof tile includes a front support layer, a transparent encapsulant layer, a plurality of interconnected solar cells and a backskin layer. The front support layer is formed of light transmitting material and has first and second surfaces. The transparent encapsulant layer is disposed adjacent the second surface of the front support layer. The interconnected solar cells has a first surface disposed adjacent the transparent encapsulant layer. The backskin layer has a first surface disposed adjacent a second surface of the interconnected solar cells, wherein a portion of the backskin layer wraps around and contacts the first surface of the front support layer to form the border region. A portion of the border region has an extended width. The solar cell roof tile may have stand-offs disposed on the extended width border region for providing vertical spacing with respect to an adjacent solar cell roof tile.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Brookline, MA)
  2. (Oberberg, CH)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
OSTI Identifier:
879473
Patent Number(s):
US 5986203
Application Number:
08/964368
Assignee:
Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Waltham, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
NREL-ZAF-5-14271-09
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hanoka, Jack I., and Real, Markus. Solare Cell Roof Tile And Method Of Forming Same. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hanoka, Jack I., & Real, Markus. Solare Cell Roof Tile And Method Of Forming Same. United States.
Hanoka, Jack I., and Real, Markus. Tue . "Solare Cell Roof Tile And Method Of Forming Same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879473.
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title = {Solare Cell Roof Tile And Method Of Forming Same},
author = {Hanoka, Jack I. and Real, Markus},
abstractNote = {A solar cell roof tile includes a front support layer, a transparent encapsulant layer, a plurality of interconnected solar cells and a backskin layer. The front support layer is formed of light transmitting material and has first and second surfaces. The transparent encapsulant layer is disposed adjacent the second surface of the front support layer. The interconnected solar cells has a first surface disposed adjacent the transparent encapsulant layer. The backskin layer has a first surface disposed adjacent a second surface of the interconnected solar cells, wherein a portion of the backskin layer wraps around and contacts the first surface of the front support layer to form the border region. A portion of the border region has an extended width. The solar cell roof tile may have stand-offs disposed on the extended width border region for providing vertical spacing with respect to an adjacent solar cell roof tile.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {11}
}

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